Covid vaccination

    • Biden's new Covid plan will affect 100 m workers

      Biden's new Covid plan will affect 100 m workers

      US President Joe Biden announced the most sweeping Covid-19 vaccine requirements yet on Thursday, which will affect roughly 100 million Americans, CBS news reported. The new measures include a vaccine mandate for all federal workers and contractors, and a requirement that large companies must mandate vaccines or regular testing for employees.

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    • WHO, UNICEF: All schools in Europe and Central Asia to stay open

      WHO, UNICEF: All schools in Europe and Central Asia to stay open

      As millions of children return to school across the European region, where the highly transmissible Covid-19 Delta variant is dominant, the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Europe and Central Asia Regional Office on Monday call for schools to stay open and be made safer by adopting measures to minimize transmission of the virus.

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    • Vaccinations to go on in Italy's Lazio region despite a powerful hacking attack

      Vaccinations to go on in Italy's Lazio region despite a powerful hacking attack

      The governor of the area including Italy’s capital, Rome, sought on Monday to assure residents that a powerful hacking intrusion into the region’s website, into its second day, won’t interrupt Covid-19 vaccinations, news wires reported. The Lazio region governor Nicola Zingaretti also told reporters that the hacking attack, launched from abroad and underway after more than 36 hours, hasn’t and won’t disrupt ambulance, emergency room, transfusions, admissions to hospital or other health services.

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    • Opponents of new Slovakia’s vaccination law block traffic in Bratislava

      Opponents of new Slovakia’s vaccination law block traffic in Bratislava

      About 1,500 people demonstrating against Slovakia's coronavirus policies blocked traffic in Bratislava on Thursday, demanding the government to withdraw a new law on vaccination rules, news wires reported. Police said the protesters were blocking one of the most important thoroughfares in central Bratislava. Some of the protesters said they planned to stay through the night and into the days beyond.

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    • EU reaches a new milestone in its vaccines strategy

      EU reaches a new milestone in its vaccines strategy

      EU is among the world leaders in vaccination process, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday. „Our target was to protect 70% of adults in the European Union with at least one vaccination in July. Today we have achieved this target. And 57% of adults already have the full protection of double vaccination“, she said in a statement, pointing out that these figures put Europe among the world leaders.

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    • Covid-19 vaccination will be mandatory for healthcare workers in Hungary

      Covid-19 vaccination will be mandatory for healthcare workers in Hungary

      Hungary's government has decided to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for healthcare workers as part of efforts to contain the pandemic, PM Viktor Orban told public radio on Friday. “We are not an advocate of forcing anyone, but we made a decision: the vaccine will be obligatory for healthcare workers. It means that only those vaccinated will be able to work in the sector. They already have to receive several vaccines, the list will now be a bit longer,” Orban said.

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    • New York City to require Covid vaccination or weekly test for hospital workers

      New York City to require Covid vaccination or weekly test for hospital workers

      As part of a nationwide response to the threat posed by the more contagious Delta coronavirus variant, New York City will require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly tests for workers at city-run hospitals and clinics, Reuters reported. The new policy will go into effect on 2 August, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Wednesday. The city will suspend without pay any employee who refuses to either get vaccinated or tested.

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    • Greek Orthodox Church launches campaign to help Covid vaccination

      Greek Orthodox Church launches campaign to help Covid vaccination

      The Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church has written a circular with 12 questions and answers on the subject of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is to be read out to the faithful in the churches of the country, dpa reported. The four-page letter, which the Greek newspaper Kathimerini published on Tuesday evening, does not only deal with medical questions such as the effect of the vaccination against the Delta variant of the virus. It also addresses common conspiracy theories.

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